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$120 Early Bird Director Rate
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Through Dec.15th
$85 First Time Attendee Rate
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  • There are many important steps to becoming a successful band director. However, “MUS 101: Whatever," may have a better chance of functioning as intended—preparing instrumental music students for success—if the students start thinking now about what they will need to know and be able to do as band directors. This clinic will focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students and beginning band directors need to develop "along the way" to becoming successful music educators.
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  • Dr. Larry Blocher is professor of music and director of the school of music at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he serves as an associate conductor with the university bands and teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses. He serves as chair of the Journal of Band Research and is a member of the editorial board. Blocher was recently named a Lowell Mason Fellow by MENC. He is a co-principal author of the "Teaching Music through Performance in Band" series.